New patients receive a comprehensive examination which includes a screening for oral cancer, gum and bone disease, blood pressure, and systemic disorders. A routine oral exam is performed on established patients to determine any changes in dental and health status since the previous visit.
Your gum tissue is measured with a fine instrument ruler to calibrate in millimeters pocket depth between the tooth and the connective gum tissue around the tooth. Pocket depths more than 4 millimeters, could indicate disease and infection. The deeper the pocket, the greater the extent plaque bacteria collects and infection in gum disease develop.
X-rays are taken as needed.
If needed, routine cleaning, tooth scaling, and root planing will be schedule for a later date or on the next appointment.
Routine cleanings also include a professional polishing (Prophy) that removes only the soft sticky plaque that is above the gum line.
Effective January 1, 2016
RESTORATIVE AND HYGIENE APPOINTMENTSWe ask for at least 48-hours advance notice for cancelling or rescheduling an appointment.
Otherwise, a $50 fee may be assessed to your account.
Note: All cancellation fees must be paid prior to scheduling another appointment.
The treatment that is planned for you is specific to you.
A broken appointment is a loss to 3 people. The patient who missed the valuable time.
The patient who could have taken the valuable time
The doctor who was fully staffed and prepared for the appointment.